Miller's Crossing is a 1990 American neo-noir gangster film written, directed and produced by the Coen brothers and starring Gabriel Byrne, Marcia Gay Harden, John Turturro, Jon Polito, J. E. Freeman, and Albert Finney. The plot concerns a power struggle between two rival gangs and how the protagonist, Tom Reagan (Byrne), plays both sides against each other.
Tom Reagan is the right-hand man for Irish mobster Leo O'Bannon, a political boss who runs an unnamed U.S. city during Prohibition. Leo sets off a mob war when he extends protection to his girlfriend's brother, a bookie named Bernie Bernbaum, who is skimming off of the match fixing scheme of Leo's rival, the Italian gangster Johnny Caspar. The situation is further complicated by the fact that behind Leo's back, the girlfriend, Verna, is also sleeping with Tom.
|author||Coen brothers Ethan Coen Joel Coen|
|award||National Board of Review: Top Ten Films|
|director||Ethan Coen Joel Coen|
|editor||Michael R. Miller|
|events||organized crime Prohibition in the United States|
|keywords||assassination attempt betray engineer hide id irish mob italian-american mafia italian gangster kill learn match fixing meet political boss prohibition shoot sleep|
|publisher||20th Century Fox|
|theme||gangster lgbt-related mafia neo-noir|